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cashflow situation. pnc. for the achiever in us all. >>> tonight on "world news," sudden death. another high school athlete collapses and dies. and tonight, startling numbers. it happens nearly once a week. some doctors say more often than that. this evening, a checklist for parents. >>> untapped. the dramatic step the white house is considering about gasoline and those skyrocketing prices. would it work? is this an emergency? >>> a reality check from libya tonight. our two correspondents on two dramatic headlines. colonel gadhafi taking back territory, rebel forces gaining ground. who has the upper hand? >>> several republican presidential contenders making waves. >>> and, up to snuff. the puppies tearing through your things. and why, this time, it's perfectly okay. >>> good evening on this sunday. when the headline crossed this weekend, we immediately thought, not again. a child athlete, this time, a 17-year-old rugby player, collapsing and dying on the field near denver. it comes just days after that 16-year-old basketball player in michigan. and tonight, a startling number found by
sides digging in. the colonel and the rebels. what if anything should the u.s. do now? >>> the latest singer to give back the gadhafi money. >>> the cold case cracked, the man who targeted women for more than a decade and the one simple move this week that got him caught. >>> made in america. thousands of you writing in from the firefighter's uniform to the kindergarten class to the discovery at the golden gate bridge. what all of you found. >>> good evening on this saturday. like clock work, the spike in twisters we see every year when we start the month of march returned in devastating force. one tearing through a louisiana town flipping a mail truck like a toy. snapping utility poles. the power is out tonight in more than 100 homes damaged. we've now learned of one death, a mother trying to save her child. the tornado is part of a massive storm system. there are flood warnings and watches in 20 states from the mississippi river to the hudson river. meteorologist chikage windler leads us off. >> reporter: three suspected tornados touched down within 15 minutes of each other in south
>>> tonight on "world news," question sell it? president obama tells americans why he is risking u.s. fighters and all those billions of dollars in libya. >>> women versus walmart. the nation's biggest employer heads to a showdown in the nation's top court and the subject is sex discrimination. >>> curing diabetes? could surgery -- look at this woman before and now this woman after. could surgery work for 14 million obese americans with type ii of the disease. >>> and seven years old and sexy? a big company selling push-up bikinis for little girls as a lot of americans are wising up today to say it's time to draw the line. >>> good evening and thank you for joining us this monday. in less than one hour the president will take to the airwaves to try to convince americans that it was the right decision for the u.s. to be part of the allied fight in libya. a third battle front for the united states. with a lot of military force on the line and costing possibly billions. our jake tapper is standing by in the hall where the president is about to arrive at the national defense university i
week." u.s. and allied bombs and missiles hammer libyan targets. the rebels gain ground. and the president prepares to make his pitch to the american people. >> it's u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. >> what if gadhafi stays? just back from the middle east, defense secretary robert gates and secretary of state hillary clinton come to "this week" for the first interviews since the attacks began to make the president's case. what does victory look like? can it be achieved? and at what cost? >>> then -- >> i don't have any regrets at all. >> what would donald rumsfeld do in a third war. and he'll respond to critics who say he's been rewriting history. >>> and george will and the "roundtable" will debate the libyan mission, the president's message. and why one hopeful is having a tough time agreeing with himself. >> announcer: live from the newseum. "this week" with christiane amanpour starts now. >> good morning, i'm jake tapper. christiane is off today. >>> some major developments in libya. rebel forces have scored a key victory taking back the oil town of brega in the
tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> reporter: w
leading the air assault on libyan air defense and assets on the ground, the u.s. will pull back and hand over command and control to someone. when? >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the u.s. role will then shift to providing logistical support while the uk, france, italy and other countries enforce the no-fly zone. but no one will say how long that will last. >> i wouldn't speculate in terms of length at this particular point in time. >> reporter: after all, the no-fly zone over iraq ended from the end of gulf war i to the beginning of gulf war ii, 11 years. >>> there is now growing international disagreement over the u.s.-led attacks. norway with drew its planes because it was unsure about which country was in charge. meanwhile, russian prime minister vladimir putin railed against the air strikes as outside meddling, saying it is, quote, reminiscent of a medieval call for a crusade when someone called on others to go and liberate something. >>> and be sure to stay with abc news all day as we continue our c
. but as president obama leads the u.s. into a third war in a muslim country, many wonder who exactly are we fighting for? we'll take you on a journey to a rebel stronghold for answers. >>> nuclear reality check. it's in the air, it's in the food, it's in the ocean. the fallout from japan's atomic catastrophe. do we know how far the radiation is spreading? what you need to know. >>> and the best kiss. this one was good. that one wasn't bad but no two hollywood smooches are alike. what was the greatest of all, the results next. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. missiles and muzzle fire are lighting up the north african sky tonight as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military post
perfume. but her humanitarian work may be her greatest legacy. using her fame, she raised millions for aids research, standing by rock hudson, one of its first victims, when others shunned him. to the public, she may have been the last great movie star. but for those who knew her, she was also a loving mother and loyal friend. >> there have been so many lessons, life and death lessons, emotional lessons. i don't believe in regrets. and i have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow, no one does. >> and barbara walters is here now. we were saying earlier, we don't think of her as a pioneer, but her sheer fearlessness about her own choices in life changed things in this country. >> reporter: absolutely. by the way, she never wrote her all biography. this, all the different clips that people will see, that's her all biography. she was gutsy and salty and funny. look at what we talked about. married eight times, she wanted to get married, she married them. she wanted to divorce them, she divorced them. she jumped into aids when nobody did. she stood by people who were rejected. michael
the president to flood the market with some of the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve, with 727 million barrels of oil, it's the largest on the planet. >> i do believe that the announcement of a strategic petroleum reserve sale would help to moderate escalating prices. >> reporter: but experts differ on how much of a real impact that oil would have on gas prices. >> a lot of what's happening is fear. what could go wrong? but maybe it reduces a little bit of that fear. >> reporter: the president's response? not yet. and diane, unless things in the middle east worsen, analysts tell us that these gas price hikes will probably take a bite out of the economic recovery but probably won't cripple it. diane? >> okay, matt. something else is heading higher today, as well, welcome news. jobs. a strong 192,000 new jobs added last month. unemployment dropping to 8.9 percent. david muir is checking in. >> reporter: for millions of americans this has been a very long road back to finding a job. and all of us have been watching that one number, the average time to find a job. 37 weeks now. but tonight, these
prices in the same towns, so why is this happening and how do you find the best deal, steve joins us from atlanta. steve, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, diane. we did a little comparison shopping today and at current prices, two gallons of gas is roughly the same cost as this t-bone, the gas it takes to get you to the steak house is now more than the beef. outside chicago, autumn says it's unreal. in the past two weeks she's watched gas jump up 45 cents a gallon and she nearly fell over when it cost her $64 to fill up. today we went with her as she and her children made all of their trips in one drive spending as little time on the road as possible. >> i was really shocked when it didn't stop till 68.04. >> reporter: outside atlanta when they do go shopping mark and lisa mcintire told us they buy much more in bulk and drive to the store slowly to help save on gas. >> you got to drive a little slower sometimes too. >> reporter: really? >> of course. you save. >> reporter: you do this? >> yeah, i do. >> reporter: the average cost is 3.52. just 2.35 of that buys the oil and 35 cent
of the skies. so what's next for u.s. forces and what will gadhafi do now? >>> radiation in food from japan. >> fukushima fresh vegetables. >> we do our own tests. >>> and an american family after ten days of hope learns their daughter was lost trying to save others. >>> men, women and jobs. which sex is getting 90% of the new jobs and why? >>> and sibling secrets. are you an older or younger sibling? news by which order gives you an edge in health and happiness. >>> good evening, as we come on the air tonight beginning this week together the united states is still in the middle of an international assault on moammar gadhafi's libya. but the battle is moving at breakneck speed. it is called "operation odyssey dawn" and as of tonight the skies are clear. gadhafi's forces have come to a halt though there are still big questions. how soon can the u.s. hand over the lead to other countries? who are these libyan rebels and are we even on the same side? and what is next? will gadhafi fold or could this go on for years? we have team coverage from washington to libya beginning with martha raddatz o
with secretary of state hillary clinton about the u.s. intervention in libya, how we got involved and how it will end. but we bring you a headline tonight. are there signs that colonel moammar gadhafi and those close to him may be trying to find an exit, even though gadhafi appeared on television, promising to win? also, as abc news has reported on "good morning america," libyan dip low malts say at least one of gadhafi's sons may now have been killed by a libyan pilot on a kamikaze mission so, here is what secretary clinton told us today about gadhafi and the report about his sons. there's a report that two of gadhafi's sons, at least one, but maybe two, have been killed. can you confirm this? >> well, i can't confirm it, but we've heard it. and we've heard a lot. >> reporter: credibly? >> well, we hear it from many different sources. and that's why i can't confirm it. i can't give confirmation because, you know, the evidence is not sufficient. but we've heard that. we heard about other people close to him reaching out to people that they know around the world, africa, the middle east, e
for the u.s. to hand over a huge part of that bold operation over libya. and tonight, an abc news exclusive. martha raddatz with extraordinary access. behind me, you're looking at the "usskearsarge." martha spending hours on board with the american commander. tonight, the latest on these new u.s. plans to hand over partial control and she has ne details about the rescue of those u.s. pilots ejecting from 22,000 feet and tough questions for the commander. will this operation be a success in the end? martha landed back at a u.s. base in italy just a short time ago and has the latest. >> reporter: good evening, david. there are a lot of details to be worked out about that nato plan, but we did spend a remarkable day jumping from warship to warship with the man currently in charge. general carter ham took charge of africa command on march 9th. ten days later, he was at war. and now, he is here, in the middle of the fight, touring the u.s. warships off the coast in libya. he brought the sailors and marines some encouragement from their commander in chief -- >> he said, how are the attacks going?
for 500 years, this man told us -- he's worried. yes, he told us, we are very much concerned about it. and we hope things will settle down as soon as possible. the government wants more and better information from the power company. in fact, a special adviser to the prime minister of japan was appointed today to try to make that happen. it seems even the government here is having a hard time getting to the truth of exactly what's going on with those reactors. dan? >> incredible amount of confusion, still this morning. neal karlinsky reporting from japan. we appreciate it. >>> for more on what this means and how serious it is for people in japan, let's bring in physicist michio kaku in berkeley this morning. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> no problem. >> when we hear about the apology, the rather extraordinary apology from power officials, what is your take on that? >> i think that, if i had the ear of the prime minister, instead of accepting the apology, i would simply remove the utility entirely from leadership of this crisis. and instead, bring in a top team of the world
queen. how erica kane is the most famous soap star of all time. tonight, actress susan lucci tells us the surprising secret of her long, happy marriage. and taking us inside her off screen home. >>> and this year's modal. he dreams of being a male underwear modal. the problem? he was born a girl. the transformation from tanya to todd. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. as mt. obama tonight sought to make the case for the u.s. in libya, the fire raged on. raining fire on moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. alex what can you tell us about what is happening there? >> reporter: good evening. it's early morning here in benghazi. the rebels have been aible to push it front back to the edge of town, almost 350 miles away to the hometown of gadhafi, sirte. every step along the way, you see a rag tag group of soldiers pushing west. >> at some point, they are going to meet the military and heavy weapons. they prepared if that? >> reporter: they are already seeing that. they come up to the line there is little coordination. there is little communication. cell phones don't work. there are no rad
. >>> good morning, again, everyone. thanks for spending the week with us. it's been good having david muir here with us. we're going to get to japan in a moment. >> so much news this morning. >>> we're also tracking a story we broke at abc news. an air traffic controller sleeping on the job at a major airport, while two planes were landing. this morning, we learn how many airports rely on just one person to guide your plane in. >>> and did you hear this? elizabeth taylor late to her own funeral, by design. she wanted it that way. to be late to her own funeral. we have more details about her private service. actor colin farrell, joining family and friends. >> love that detail about her arriving late. >>> we're going to get to the breaking news this morning, what could be a catastrophic nuclear situation in japan. the prime minister speaking just moments ago about the new and perhaps the biggest breach yet in one of the nuclear reactor cores. neal karlinsky is tracking what the prime minister said moments ago. he has the latest from tokyo. neal, what did you hear? >> reporter: david, the pri
. >> with us now here in our washington studios is chuck advance, a veteran of 14 years with the secret service who was assigned to the detail that guarded president ford and who is now a partner in a private company specializing in a personal security issue. chuck, i know you wanted me to make the point that you are not here as a spokesman for the secret service but it is, obviously clear that spokesmen for the secret service don't appear on fwigs and you are a man who has spent many years with the service. we would like to take a look with you of that same piece of videotape that we saw just a moment ago. this time we're going to look at it in slow motion. i would appreciate, chuck, if you would give us the benefit of explaining to us what went right and what went wrong. in fact, some thing were done right but there must have been some things that went terribly wrong. let's take a look at the videotape and would you comment. >> i think you're looking at it from just about the viewpoint of the assailant. you're watching from his direction. the president came out. he's waving to the crowd, as h
there is no revolution and denied using military force against their own citizens but this is video taken today 30 miles from tripoli and shows something different. it is why president obama has called for gadhafi to step down, sent warships into the region and ordered a seizure of $30 billion in libya assets. this fighting was going on as christiane was making her way to sit down with the colonel himself and she has an exclusive interview with the longtime leader of a nation on the brink. >> reporter: our day began high over the libyan capital tripoli. in a helicopter ride organized to prove that the city is calm and remains under gadhafi's control. even though opponents are closing in, having seized nearby towns as well as most of eastern lib libya. shortly after we touched down in one of the neighborhoods we had just flown over, a family was burying one of at least nine protesters who had been shot to death here last week. the mourners began chanting "beware, gadhafi, you too soon will be buried here" but in other parts of the city are the chants -- these people were shouting for gadhafi as they were
told us, we had it all wrong. politics plays no role in who gets the billions of dollars in coveted loans for green energy company start-ups. it's all about merit. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> following the money. >>> in other news now, at least one person is dead after an apparent gang shooting. gunfire broke out as a group of men watched their girlfriends play a powder puff football game in houston. it was not a school-sanctioned activity. the shooting took place in late afternoon after classes were out. >>> we have adramatic rescue to show you from malibu, california. the l.a. county sheriff's shafb's department brought out the chopper after a woman fell 30 feet down in the canyon. they pulled her out, flew her to a drama center. pretty incredible video as you watch her being rescued. >> wow. >>> florida is bracing for another wet and wild day after a line of storms whipped up winds as high as 85 miles an hour there. on top of that, one tornado was reported yesterday as torrential downpours and powerful winds tore through the central part of the state, toppling trees and po
it. >> yeah, we do. >>> first, the fierce winter weather back hitting us hard in spring. sam is out in a wintry mix. even though it's spring. >> yeah, it is a mix. we're getting a bounce off the jacket in the ice in the rain. mostly in times square, this is what we're dealing with. a little water to kick around. look at butler, new jersey, just 30 miles northwest. and a little elevation. you get snow out of the situation. and that's what the northeast is worried about. colder temperatures and some snow, even through tonight. there's plenty of places. we had 12 states with winter weather watches and advisories. 80 reports of severe weather. and damage from that weather. our barbara pinto is in winterset, iowa. and some twisters touched down. >> reporter: look at this. 1 of 16 tornadoes here in winterset, blowing this barn to bits. the tornado siren sounded around the dinner hour, sending people here and across the state, running for safety. this storm was powerful. it dumped golf ball-sized hail. tore roofs and siding from homes. toppled power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. but
products at all? we're going to ask you, will you leave us with your house in my hands? and they did. >> bye, david. >> reporter: you're really going to leave me with your house? >> it's all yours. >> reporter: back in the house. it was every room of the house. night stands from indonesia. the lamp, china. this is where it's all going. anything foreign made right in here. the stove, ripped out. the refrigerator, gone. the piano. that is a heavy piano. and every inch of the trailer filled. with the sun setting, the usrys were about to return to this. and this. and this. the living room, with one lone vase. what do you think? >> wow. it's quite barren. >> all of the appliances are gone. >> reporter: we did leave the kitchen sink because it was made in america. >> everything but the kitchen sink. thank you. >> reporter: now would come the real challenge. helping the family scour the country for items to replace what we took away. enter the best shopper i know. armed with her blackberry and her laptop. sharyn alfonsi. >> hi. >> hello. >> hi, ellis. >> reporter: we immediately started wor
>>> making news in america this morning. >> president obama gets ready to make his case for the u.s. role in libya. today's speech to the nation comes as libyan rebels go on the offensive. >>> japan rattled by another earthquake as the credibility gap widens in confusing statements about that criminalled nuclear plant. >>> and back here at home the final four bound. virginia commonwealth gets ready for another wild week after another march madness stunner. >>> good morning. we begin with libya where rebel forces are advancing on the capital tripoli this morning. >> and there's an unconfirmed report they've already taken moammar gadhafi's hometown which is a government stronghold, the rebels are benefitting from the air strikes by the international coalition. >> and tonight, president obama tells the american people why the u.s. thread effort. abc's emily schmidt joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: peggy and rob good morning to you. this is now day ten of the no-fly zone over libya. president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. he's expected to say the u
the middle east today, as the u.s. says mommar gadhafi must go. >>> protest nation. wisconsin's two-week sit-in reaches a turning point. while riot police are called to a campus in california. >>> and reaction, letting in after a star athlete is kicked off his team for having premarital sex. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. it's a critical day in libya, as protesters are now being urged to demonstrate their anger. that turnout could show whether mommar gadhafi has control. >> and president obama has a tough, new message for the libyan leader. emily schmidt has the details from washington. emily? >> reporter: president obama says there's a danger of a stalemate in libya that could turn bloody. so, for the first time, he's officially saying how the u.s. weighs in. there are reports of new libyan government air strikes on rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now, the rebels are getting verbal reinforcements from washington. for the first time, president obama has publicly called on libya's leader to step down. >>
>>> tonight on "nightline," no-fly boys. an exclusive first look at the secret u.s. war strategy in libya. in the sky with the general in charge and for the first time, we hear from the marines who swooped in to rescue their downed comrades. >>> savage sex. he is the sex columnist whose raw advice has won his infamy and an ardent following. so, what is he really after? >>> and, atomic kataways. fear of nuclear catastrophe, a city evacuates, but some are held back by destiny, or duty. we're in japan with the incredible story of what it's like to be stranded in a nuclear ghost town. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 24th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there are indications there could be more huge and potentially bloody uprising in yemen and syria tomorrow, but as for the current revolution in libya, tonight brought news that the u.s. will hand over command to nato to enforce that no-fly sewn. but questions remain. what is the american role going forward. with ga
, she says, so it's hard for us to figure out what's going on. i wish they would explain it to us. living in a shelter far from home, the entire family passes the time making origami. more than 50 so far, because as the superstition goes, it takes 1,000 cranes to make a wish. what will that wish be? his answer? we want to go back to our normal lives again. hard to imagine things getting back to normal anytime soon. about the only thing certain today about japan's nuclear emergency is that the things don't seem to be getting any better. dan? >> they do not. neal karlinsky, thank you. >>> we have pair of experts here to walk us through all they all that this means. michio kaku and joe cirincione. to have water at 10 million times higher than normal in terms of its radiation levels, can you tell us how dangerous that is? >> a dangerous, even scary level of radiation. near lethal amounts of radiation. it mean that for the first time, we have a direct pathway between the hot uranium core and the outside environment in unit two. a breach of containment in possible units three and unit t
, schools and money. well, today, bill gates, whose foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and roin clal born is here with what was really a wakeup call. >> reporter: that's right. it's not often that bill gates inserts himself into one of the hot button issues of american politics. but he is doing that now, voicing radical ideas on how to make schools work and sharp criticism for who is to blame. at today's conference, gates was on the attack over how states are dealing with the crisis in american education. >> the guys at enron never would have done this. i mean, this is so blatant. so extreme. is anyone paying attention? >> reporter: for the past year, gates has been focused on how to make schools and teachers better. and how to pay for it. >> state budgets are a critical topic, because here's where we make the real trade-offs. if we make the wrong choices, education won't be funded the right way. >> reporter: gates has been looking into
. the embattled leader threatens another vietnam in the u.s. intervenes, as he rides his golf cart through tripoli. >>> the presidential race begins today. campaign 2012 kicks off, as the first republican challengers to president obama announce they're ready to run. >>> fighting for his kids. charlie sheen launches a custody showdown. his soon-to-be ex-wife says he threatened her life. calls him insane. but admits her own struggle with addiction. so, where do the twin boys really belong? >>> and hang on. a woman hangs on to the hood of a car. how did she hold on tight for 35 miles and survive? >>> hello, everyone. we have a lot to get to this morning. starting out with more information about that terrorist attack against americans in germany. two service members killed. two others wounded at the frankfurt airport. german authorities now indicating that the gunman who fired on the american troops at close range was driven by islamic extremism. apparently he was yelling allah akbar. was he a lone wolf? or did he have help? >> we're going to answer the questions right away. >>> and a look at serena w
the radiation and right up to the gates of the leaking nuclear plant and he asked to us check him with our geiger counter. >> under the hood. did you have the hood up? >> yes. as you approach the actual power plant itself you begin to feel more and more there. >> reporter: did anyone try to stop you? >> they were making the symbol like this which is -- >> reporter: an incredibly brave journa journey, though. not the smartest one. they believe at least a partial meltdown is going on, and some of the rods have begun to melt. >> we're going to bring in physicist michio kaku. when you hear about what is being reported, the multiple meltdown. what does it mean for radiation levels in japan and the people there? >> i think we're going to see more uncontrolled releases of radiation. at unit two, radiation are 100 times above normal level. workers had to be evacuated. you will get a lethal dose in just a few hours. what it means, water is in contact with melted fuel. melted fuel releases iodine in large quantities and that's what we find in units two and three. i think the facility has been low-ba
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with another plane. a u.s. airways plane, pierced by a bullet? the inside stories of two very near misses. >>> and what is seaworld thinking? a year after killing his trainer, the largest orca in captivity will perform again this morning. >>> prince harry plunges into polar waters with our bob woodruff. speaking out about his brother's wedding plans. and preparing for his role as best man. >>> baby doll brawl. the doll that has parents in an uproar because it's teaching girls to breast-feed. is this too much too soon? >>> good morning, everyone. and, boy, facebook is lighting up with that controversy. >> uh-huh. you said you wouldn't mind. >> i don't think i would. we're going to get into that. >>> the latest it of japan. it's been three weeks since that earthquake. and the nuclear reactor is still not under control. they're trying everything to get it under control. the u.s. has sent over robots now. officials trying to contain all that radiation, also with a method that's never been used before. but we do have rare good news this morning from one of the top american experts sent over to
will the u.s. lead the quest to crush gadhafi's forces? >>> severe spring weather. one of california's biggest rainmaker ever. spawning blizzards and tornadoes across the country. >>> and dancing debut. kirstie alley, even the karate kid, make their quest for the mirrorball trophy. >>> good morning. the no-fly zone in libya appears easier to enforce this morning after another round of military might. >> here, now, are the latest developments from libya. u.s.-led air strikes lit up the skies over tripoli for a third night. >> but the american military commanders are looking to hand over control of this operation as soon as possible. >> president obama says, while moammar gadhafi needs to go, the libyan leader is not the target of the air strikes. emily schmidt begins our coverage this morning in washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. moammar gadhafi has kept an uncharacteristically low profile the last couple of days. no signs of him amidst all the signs of an expanding no-fly zone. for yet another day, coalition forces are targeting libya. a
, surviving the first round of tv's hottest show. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. there has been a major setback for anti-government forces in libya. rebels are now running from the towns of brega and ras la nuf, after being hammered by gadhafi's forces. >> and there's debate in washington, whether the u.s. should help the rebels by providing them with weapons. emily schmidt has the latest. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama says he is looking at all options to support the rebels. but when members of the international diplomatic community met in london and had a chance to talk about it, one member said the talk of arming rebels didn't come up. with nato set to take command of military operation, president obama says moammar gadhafi is feeling the pressure. >> the circle around gadhafi understands that the noose is tightening. their days are probably numbered. >> reporter: diplomats from more than three dozen countries met in london yesterday, to discuss libya in a potential post-gadhafi era. >> we must help people plan for their
is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setback really shows the challenges workers are up against nearly two weeks into this crisis. in areas devastated by the tsunami, another moderate earthquake struck. this one centered in fukushima near that nucle
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to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
. >>> the women versus walmart. the case at the supreme court, and the worker who told us today she was told to dust off the makeup, to doll up, to get a promotion. >>> getting answers. more than 5 billion text messages every day in this country. so, why can't we text 911? and couldn't those messages help save lives? >>> and, cobra chaos at the big zoo. a great escape. the poisonous snake missing tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air this sunday night, the pressure is mounting against colonel gadhafi. jetting pounds not only tripoli but gadhafi's hometown. while here at home, the pressure is building for president obama as members of congress and many across this country ask, why is the u.s. part of this operation? his own defense secretary telling abc news today this is not a vital national interest. so, as the president prepares to address the nation tomorrow, can he convince americans that the u.s. should be involved in this operation? as the u.s. hands over power to nato what is the end game for american forces? and will there be a deal with gaffedy if to get him out? david ke
for the morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
of the closest foreign ministers has defected. musa kusa is in london and has resigned. >> emily schmidt joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. libyan rebels have lost key ground this week but they may have gained secret help from the u.s. libyan rebels are outnumbered and outzbgunned by moammar gadhafi's force. and now more rebel forces may come from outside. >> broader question of assistance to the opposition is one that we're looking at very closely. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to stop rebels. the president could make a decision to do so in the future. that would put more focus on those fighting gadhafi. >> you can who are those guys, you're going to think about whether or not you really want to arm them. because our history of arming groups we don't know hasn't been a terribly good one. >> we don't know as much as we would like to know and as much as we expect we will know. >> reporter: there are reports the cia already sent in small groups of operatives to libya and internati
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
to signal the readiness to use it but the condition for using it are not there yet. >> reporter: but with the economy just starting to rebound, and then drivers, also known as voters, complaining about gas prices, there may be plenty of political pressure. >> so, are we using this now as a political football in essence? >> it always has been. it was from the start. >> reporter: he studied president clinton's release of some of the reserve back in 200 shortly before election and concluded politics drove the decision and there was no conclusion the release lowered gas prices. president obama could receive similar criticism if he opens the relief now. >> this decision, i think, would have a bad odor to it. so, he's probably weighing whether the politics will go north or south and we'll see. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. obama was not opposed to a release from the oil reserve back in 2008. now he's considering a move, that certainly didn't seem to be the reserve two weeks ago when he said, we'll be able to ride out the libya situation and it will stabilize. david kerley, abc news
and the economy in the u.s. >> reporter: back on television this morning, mommar gadhafi, staying put. that's why all eyes will be on the stock market this morning. after gas hikes at the pump. now talk of $4 a gallon. this morning, nervous investors on wall street and everyday americans on main street, are watching it. rising oil prices, translating to rising gas prices at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular in this country, $3.38 a gallon. up 20 cents in one week. up 68 cents in a year. as gas prices go up, stock prices are falling. those stocks directly impact so many american 401(k)s, finally starting to recoup what was lost in the recession. what's behind it? >> unrest in libya is causing an increase in oil prices because of potential supply disruptions. it hits right to the consumer wallet. and has a direct and immediate impact on confidence. >> reporter: that unrest is sending oil to $99.63 a barrel. topping $100 a barrel in overnight trading. and libya's mommar gadhafi remains defiant, after telling our christiane amanpour this week, he is staying. americans across this cou
a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hideaway where's the libyan leader might be hiding. >>> we want to get to martha raddatz in washington this morning, that's covering the f-15, that's gone down. we have the pictures coming in. what do we know this morning about the two pilots? >> reporter: well, we believe that both the members of the air crew are safe. the pilot and the weapons system officer. that's the officer who sits in the back. one of them has been recovered with minor injuries. the other, is recovery is in process right now. this went
's the order for millions as radiation levels spike. >>> mission accomplished? u.s. strikes on libya would soon be over. but overnight, gadhafi says he will win. >>> and powerful, spring storms spawn tornados in the heartland, as a system now targets the northeast. >>> good morning. we begin this morning with some breaking news out of tokyo, japan. that city of about 7 million people has a new concern about radiation right now. >> and it's flowing out of every tap. new tests on tokyo's water have found it to be two times above the limit for radioactive iodine considered safe for infants. parents are now being told to keep it away from youngsters. but the level of iodine is said to pose no immediate health risk to adults. >> and broccoli was added to the list of vegetables taken from around the nuclear plant. the fda has halted all imports from that region. we'll have more coming up. >>> meanwhile, there is word of evacuation of the workers from the fukushima nuclear plant. that evacuation came amid come black smoke from the reactor. it could still be weeks or months before power lines could pow
for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
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of state hillary clinton says the u.s. may even prosecute gadhafi for the 1988 pan am bombing. he's suspected of personally ordering that attack. >> as the u.s. weighs military action, there's concern about the conflicts and the harmful impact they'll have on the u.s. economy. >> emily schmidt has the latest on that from washington. emily? >> reporter: in libya, change and uncertainty carries a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy. or it could face protractive civil war. or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: the u.n. estimates more than 1,000 people have died. libya's oil chief says production is cut in half. guards at one of the nation's largest oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. food prices in january rose the fastest they have since 2008. oil topped $100 a barrel yesterday. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it's killing us. we don't go anywhere but work and home. >> we could see gasoline between $4 and $5 a gallon by memor
this morning, telling us it was too dangerous to stay. we're terrified. we wanted to get out because of the kids she said. the bombs and the shelling were everywhere. and there's little help from above. fewer signs of the air strike that paved the rebels' advance. but with these gains for gadhafi comes a major setback. last night, one of his closest allies made his own full retreat. libyan foreign minister musa kusa fled to london. gadhafi's only daughter issa, her blond hair earning her the nickname, the claudia schiffer of africa. once rarely seen on the media, she's taken to tv and the streets, echoing her father's message, we will not back down. in the face of that, the opposition is wondering where are the air strikes. nato's mission is to protect civilians so why aren't they doing that? a scared and frustrated mood in benghazi this morning, george. >> okay. let's go to jake tapper. jake, what we learned yesterday, the president assigned a secret directive off of assisting the rebels and the cia is providing some kind of assistance. what more do we know about what the president
not made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find that american coffee maker? that's what i wanted to know. >> they seem stumped. >> one hour. we kept going.
and sleep. i'll stay in the back of this car until gadhafi leaves, he told us. we all will. we edge closer to the key oil city of ras lanuf, now the tip of the spear in the fight to bring down gadhafi. the battle is close. the charred evidence of fresh fighting is everywhere as is the thud of artillery fire. this is where all the fighters are gathering right now. this is the furthest west that we're able to go. just 30 miles west from where we are standing right here, there's a big battle in a place called bin jawad. that is just up ahead where gadhafi's forces attacked using their advantage, fighter jets to pound the rebels, stopping their march toward gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli. for now. and for now it is as far as we can go too. lama hasan, abc news, ras lanuf, libya. >> unbelievable. >>> political uncertainty in libya and other oil-producing countries has sent fuel prices skyrocketing. a record for this time of year, $3.52. over the past four weeks, prices have jumped 39 cents per gallon and analysts say no immediate relief in sight. >>> even though gas prices are the highest they
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